Filing for Candidacy

Filing for Candidacy


12/2/22 3:00 P.M.

Applications for Place on the Ballot may be filed from 1/18/2023 to 2/17/2023. Candidates may pick up the Application for Place on the Ballot and Candidate Packet from the Office of the City Secretary at the following address:

City Hall
100 N. 13th St
Alpine, Texas 79830

The Application for Place on the Ballot may be turned in at the above address between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. The deadline to file the application is 2/17/2023 by 5:00 P.M.

The 2023 Election Candidate Packet and Application will be available for pickup at City Hall on January 18, 2023. A candidate packet is not required to run for office, but candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain a candidate packet.

Any questions regarding Elections may be directed to the Office of the City Secretary at (432) 837-3301, Option 1, or at

Candidacy Filing Requirements are established by state statute. The Texas Secretary of State is the office responsible for the oversight of Texas Elections. The Candidacy Filing requirements for City of Alpine, a local political subdivision, may be found on the Secretary of State website: Candidacy Filing

Qualifications for Elected Officials are established by Texas Statute and the City of Alpine Home-Rule Charter. Qualifications for elected officials of the City are as follows:

 (1) be a United States citizen;

 (2) be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of   appointment, as applicable;

 (3) have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
         (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
         (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

 (4) have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise   released from the resulting disabilities;

 (5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected   for six months immediately preceding the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a  place on the ballot.


 (A) Each member of the City Council and the Mayor, in addition to other qualifications prescribed by the laws of the State of Texas, shall

 (1) be a qualified voter of the City;

 (2) reside within the corporate limits of the City if a candidate for Mayor or within the district for which they are a candidate if a candidate for Councilmember.

 (3) not hold any other office or employment under the City government.

 (B) If the Mayor or a member of the City Council shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall cease to reside in the City or in the district from  which they were elected or shall be convicted of a felony or is absent from three (3) consecutive regular Council meetings without being excused by the council, he or she shall immediately forfeit the office.

 (C) The Council is to be the sole judge of its members' qualifications. A majority vote of the elected members of the Council in regular session is required to declare the office forfeited.


Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures. Financial reports must be completed by the candidate or the candidate's Campaign Treasurer (signed only by the candidate), and filed with the City Secretary. It is extremely important to adhere to the financial reporting procedures. Campaign reports are public information; and the media, opponents, and the general public may review the reports.

(under normal Election cycle)

  • Due 30th day before Election 
  • Due 8th day before Election 
  • Final Report - May be filed at any time after the Election
    • If a final report is not filed, Semi-Annual Reports will be due each year on:
      • January 15 
      • July 15
Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions, or expenditures should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or 512-463-5800. The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits, and statements. It is outside of the authority of the City Secretary to review the reports for correctness or to advise you on what information must be included.

The Office of the City Secretary may be reached at (432) 837-3301, option 1, or by email at


2023 Election Candidate Packet
2022 Election Candidate Packet
2021 Election Candidate Packet
2020 Election Candidate Packet